Joris specialises in international trade law, general EU and WTO law, customs law and sanctions. He has worked extensively and has in-depth expertise in the area of anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards, having successfully represented companies and governments in more than 100 anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings started by the EU, India, Argentina, Brazil and Russia, including landmark cases such as Biodiesel, Solar Panels, Tyres for Buses and Lorries, OCTG Pipes, WWAN Modems, Herbicides, HRF and PTA. Joris has been involved in approximately 20 EU court and WTO dispute settlement proceedings. In recent years, he has successfully represented Kuiburi Fruit Canning Co, Ltd, Zhejiang Xinanchem, PT Ecogreen Oleochemicals, PT Ciliandra Perkasa, PT Pelita Agung Agrindustri and Changmao Biochemical Engineering Co, Ltd in EU court proceedings.
In the field of WTO dispute settlement, Joris was co-counsel for Indonesia in EU – Biodiesel (Indonesia) and for Ukraine in Ukraine – Ammonium Nitrate (Russia). He continues to be involved in the WTO proceedings concerning Trade in Large Civil Aircraft. Joris clerked with the European Commission and has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2006. He obtained a law degree from the KU Leuven (Belgium), an LLM degree from Kyushu University (Japan) and a doctorate degree from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Bar, Joris was a teaching assistant at the University of Hong Kong and the academic assistant for the 2005 WTO Asia-Pacific regional trade policy course. Joris is listed by Chambers, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and has been listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars Guide since 2015.
May you live in interesting times! This ancient curse of apocryphal origin could perhaps summarise the recent turmoil and economic disasters our planet has not seen since the Great Depression. Superficially Jaws in Space, we endure allegories of the Ancient Plagues. The Appellate Body has vaporised, Brexit did materialise and, to make matters worse, an invisible lethal pathogen has entered the scene. The latter, of course, also has consequences well beyond trade, exceeding the realm of this book.